Watch: The Romantics 2010 123movies, Full Movie Online – Friends and family convene at a beach house for the wedding of Lila and Tom. But things don’t go swimmingly, mainly because of one thing that Lila and her maid of honor, Laura, have in common – Tom, the groom. Laura and Tom were an item before Lila came along and nobody seems able to forget that. With very few successful marriages to look up to, and friends that she’s not sure she can trust, will Lila be able to go through with the wedding?.
Plot: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
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|5.0/10 Votes: 12,258
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|43/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 218 Popularity: 8.032 | TMDB
The romantic comedy that never was.
The Romantics is neither funny nor romantic. A huge disappointment in spite of its promising cast.
Katie Holmes played this role in exactly the same way she played Jackie Kennedy. I was around when Jackie was all the world’s sweetheart, and believe me, she was never the sad sack portrayed in The Kennedy’s television series. With all Tom and Katie’s money you’d think they could get this woman an acting coach!!
Josh Duhamel is not a great actor either, but when paired with someone with talent, he gives an adequate performance and is just so darn good to look at. He doesn’t even look good here!
The supporting actors do a better job and there are some good moments. The movie ends too abruptly.
So sad, what could have been a good summer movie was a disappointment. That being said, if you’re desperate while you’re waiting for Bridesmaids, it is watchable.
Boring script, bad acting, limp direction
Since Galt Niederhoffer wrote the book and screenplay and directed this movie, she has nobody to blame for its terrible awfulness but herself. The screenplay has lots of boring gaps in which this supposedly bright, witty group wanders around without saying much at all. Although they are all supposed to be college buddies, the obvious ten-year age gap between Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel makes this proposition laughable.
Katie Holmes acting here is so bad that it makes Josh Duhamel look like DeNiro, which is saying something. The whole movie hinges on the chemistry between the two leads, and there is none whatsoever. Sidekicks Jeremy Strong and Rebecca Lawrence are virtual non-entities. Candice Bergen does the same geriatric reprise of Murphy Brown that she recently did on the TV series “House,” with no better results. If Elijah Wood was going for creepy he succeeded, but to no great purpose.
That leaves only the performances of Anna Paquin, Malin Akerman, and Adam Brody to save this stinker. Akerman is the standout of the three, and it’s only when she is on screen do you have the sense that something interesting could happen. Unfortunately, she not on screen all that much.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Galt Niederhoffer
Writer Galt Niederhoffer
Actors Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Ascent Media, USA (digital film transfer), Cinetech Lab (digital film transfer) (as Cinetech Labs), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (film dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm